May 12, 2016 - Sale 2415

Sale 2415 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Bright Jade Ghost.

Color lithograph on Rives BFK, 1963. 559x902 mm; 22x35 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, inscribed "IV" and numbered 96/125 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Emil Matthieu Atelier, Zurich. Published by Kornfeld and Klipstein, Bern. A superb impression of this large, early lithograph with vibrant colors.

Francis created 5 variants of this subject, 25 impressions each within the total edition of 125, using different color inks for each of the 5 stones which comprise the lithograph. Lembark 29.